Pre-Kindergarten Regional Instructional Specialist

Philadelphia, PA, US
May 14, 2019
Grade Level
Early Childhood
Pre-Kindergarten Regional Instructional Specialist

Central Office

Job Number: 4600158772

Start Date:

Open Date: 07/25/2018

Closing Date:

Job Summary
Assist the Early Childhood Regional Supervisor in the coordination of the pre-kindergarten program. Assist school, community-based child care agencies, and teachers in creating a consistent implementation of the schools core curriculum and Pennsylvania's Early Learning Standards. As a member of the Regional Early Childhood team, the Pre-Kindergarten Instructional Specials will conduct instructional walk throughs to analyze teaching practices, support schools, early childhood centers and teachers, to attain high quality instructional practices, and provide professional development support based on teacher, school, or early childhood site needs. Provide specialty in using on-going, daily informal and formal classroom assessments and instructional best practices to meet the needs of individual student in attaining educational excellence.

Essential Functions
  • Serves as a member of the Regional Early Childhood Team and conducts regular Walk Throughs of Pre-Kindergarten classes in schools, off-sites, and community-based child care partner sites.
  • Debriefs with teachers, school leadership teams, partner directors, and regional staff to analyze and support the instructional practices in schools and/or early childhood sites.
  • Plans and administers (in collaboration with the central and regional offices) the implementation of instructional strategies to support academic achievement.
  • Develops designs and delivers professional development for central and regional offices, principals, leadership teams, teachers, classroom assistants, and partner staff based on the needs of schools, early childhood sites and teachers.
  • Visits schools, partner sites, and classrooms and provides support to improve instructional and assessment strategies, outside of the Walk Throughs.
  • Encourages a continuous exchange of ideas and maintains a relationship with the assigned regional office.
  • Develops strategies that connect curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development for effective data driven interventions to improve teaching and learning.
  • Supports teachers in delivering on-the-spot, in-classroom data-driven instruction.
  • Supports teachers in creating interventions (strategy groups, conferencing, small groups, etc) based on formal and informal assessment results.
  • Support teachers and schools in the use of SchoolNet , PELICAN, and Pennsylvania's Early Learning Network to obtain on-going periodic assessment results on their students and how to best use the results to deliver differentiated instruction.
Minimum Requirements
Each applicant must:
  1. Have completed a master's degree program at an accredited college or university ;
  1. Five years of full-time, paid, professional appointed classroom or site based teaching experience;
  1. Experience supporting teachers in improving instructional practices;

All work experience related to the position must be included on the resume.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of:
    • all aspects of the content and implementation of the core curriculum and PA Early Learning Standards
    • best instructional practices and Federal and State guidelines
    • periodic assessments and on-going informal assessments and strategies to support students based on the results
    • site visit protocol for walks for learning
    • current research regarding communities of learners, instructional practices linked to student achievement, differentiated instruction, mentoring, coaching and emergent technologies.
    • increasing achievements for all students.
    • collecting, analyzing and using data.
    • the use of technology to access students' assessment results.

  • Demonstrated ability to :
  • provide interventions (strategy groups, conferencing, small groups, etc) based on formal and informal assessment results
  • design and facilitate school and/or early childhood site led workshops for staff development incorporating assessments and interventions into current curriculum
  • build relationships and help teachers feel comfortable with and understand instruction
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


  • Possess a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Early Childhood Instructional II teaching certificate

Salary: From: 49615.00

Salary: To: 83382.00

Additional Job Information: SELECTION PROCESS

Selected candidates who meet the qualifications of the position will be invited to take the required examinations. Additional factors including the ability to follow directions, punctuality and professional conduct will be considered in part of the evaluation process.

This is a PFT represented position.

The interview process will consist of two parts. The first will be a written exam graded on a pass/fail basis. Those who pass will be invited to the second round of oral interviews, from which 100% of the score will be tabulated.

The selected candidate must have no anecdotal record on file and have not been subject to any disciplinary action within the past eighteen (18) months, and have an excellent record of attendance and punctuality during the last three (3) years (defined as no more than eighteen (18) occasions of lateness or absence for personal illness in the last three years (3) years with the exception of one extended long-term absence).

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